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Teenager charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street

June 24, 2014
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Teenager charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street

A Southington teenager was arrested earlier this evening in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street. Southington police arrested , 18, of 244 Westwood Rd., at 5 p.m. this evening. He was charged with first degree manslaughter and three counts of first degree reckless endangerment. Morelli was released after posting a $150,000 bond. He…

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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

June 23, 2014
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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

The death of a 19-year-old woman in an apartment fire in Southington has been ruled a homicide, the state Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. The agency determined that Kristen Milano died of smoke inhalation in Sunday’s blaze at the Summer Brook Apartments. Authorities, however, would not say why they thought Milano’s death was a…

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Third man charged with 2008 break-in at storage facility

June 17, 2014
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Third man charged with 2008 break-in at storage facility

The Southington Police Department has made a third arrest in connection to the November 2008 break-in at the Southington Public Storage facility. According to police, Ted Bishop and Charles and Richard Soto broke into 131 units at the storage facility on Spring Street on or about November 16, stealing over $15,000 in property. A search…

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Police respond to party with underage drinking

June 17, 2014
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Southington Police responded to reports of a loud party in the area of 74 Autran Ave. and found almost a dozen minors with alcohol. Police responded to Autran Avenue on Saturday, June 14 and found eight to ten youths partying at the location. Police determined that the youths were being served alcoholic beverages. Mary Ann…

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The plans are set for I-84 bridge closure

June 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and Southington officials have prepared for the I-84 bridge project over Marion Avenue, which will begin June 27. During a recent public information meeting, officials of ConnDOT and the Southington Police Department provided an overview of the project and how traffic will be handled. The…

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Police department evacuated Sunday due to mortar shell fuse

June 9, 2014
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The Southington Police Department was briefly evacuated Sunday and a portion of Lazy Lane was blocked off after a resident brought a mortar shell fuse to the building. On Sunday, June 8, a Southington resident went to the police department with an M-86 fuse, which was used in World War II era mortar shells. The…

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I-84 bridge project moved to June 27

June 4, 2014
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Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and Southington officials have prepared for the replacement of the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue, which will begin June 27. Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, carrying an average of 81,800 vehicles daily as of 2012, according to ConnDOT. The bridge superstructures…

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Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating several instances of a suspicious man approaching female students over the course of the past month. Police are investigating three separate instances since April 28. Each time the car is different, but the driver description is similar. In two of the instances, the drive spoke to female high school…

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Police participating in Click It or Ticket program

May 21, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is taking part in Click It or Ticket and is urging residents to buckle up. Beginning on Monday, May 19, law enforcement officials have been out in full force taking part in the enforcement mobilization that is cracking down on motorists who are not belted, driving under the influence or driving…

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Town implements vandalism tip line

May 14, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington officials are hoping that residents are ready to ACT against vandalism. Officials recently unveiled the Active Community Tip Line (ACT), a way for callers to anonymously report vandalism related information. The tip line number is 860-276-1234. A rewards program was also established for callers who provide reliable information to police.…

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